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M8266

Sigma-Aldrich

Magnesium chloride

anhydrous, ≥98%

Synonym(s):
Magnogene
Linear Formula:
MgCl2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
95.21
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

grade

anhydrous

assay

≥98%

form

powder

impurities

≤0.5% Insolubles

bp

1412 °C/1 atm (lit.)

mp

714 °C (lit.)

density

2.32 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cell analysis

SMILES string

Cl[Mg]Cl

InChI

1S/2ClH.Mg/h2*1H;/q;;+2/p-2

InChI key

TWRXJAOTZQYOKJ-UHFFFAOYSA-L

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General description

Also known as chloromagnestite, magnesium chloride is a colorless crystalline solid. It is very hygroscopic in nature. It is soluble in water and alcohol. It can be prepared by heating hydrated magnesium chloride crystals in a current of dry hydrogen chloride or by heating magnesium ammonium chloride.Anhydrous magnesium chloride crystallizes from magnesium chloride hexahydrate as leaflets. It is electrically conductive. The crystal structure of MgCl2 is layer like. The structure is cubic close packing with alternate layers of octahedral holes occupied by Mg2+ ions.

Packaging

100 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Caution

The appearance of gray/black specks should not affect use.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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